Due to the educational breakthroughs of the Sean Anderson Foundation, Big Sean has been awarded with the key to Detroit.
For the hometown love he has shown, Big Sean has been given the key to the city of Detroit. "This isn't just me, this is the key to the city for all of us, because I represent y'all. I am y'all," Sean said during his acceptance speech at the key-giving ceremony earlier today.
Sean is the youngest person to receive the key to Detroit in city history, as he noted in a celebratory Instagram post. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who has held the office since 2014, said Sean is the third person to whom he has presented the city's key, following Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy.
Today I got one of the highest honors a person can receive, the key to the City Of Detroit. The mayor said he's given it to 3 people... Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, and Me. I'm the youngest person to receive this in the history of the city! Thank u for this monumental moment! He honored me and my foundation for motivating the city through my music n messaging and starting an actual curriculum called "Mogul Prep" that teaches kids all the behind the scenes jobs available in the music industry and taught to them at a high school level. This will be applied to Detroit Public Schools come this fall and some schools in Baltimore and more. thanks to my mom for being a teacher n helping w/ this tremendously and our foundation @seanandersonorg. N thanks to all the people that attended this inspiring event! I'm a keep putting my energy into this 🙏🏾
The key is an award for all the work he's done through his own charitable organization, the Sean Anderson Foundation, which focuses on education, health, and safety initiatives involving Detroit youth. Sean said that his Mogul Prep curriculum -- which teaches students about behind-the-scenes jobs in the music industry they can aspire to -- will be implemented into the Detroit Public School system this fall.
Thank you Mayor Duggan for the Key to the City of Detroit. I know how big of an honor this is! Thank u! 🙏🏾 https://t.co/5P4ypjGlht— Sean Don (@BigSean) April 1, 2017
For the city! The youngest to receive this honor. Last people to get this were Berry Gordy n Stevie Wonder! Key to the City of Detroit! pic.twitter.com/eCSK2MsVqF— Sean Don (@BigSean) April 2, 2017